Fernando Torres has had an excellent career at both club and international level.
Torres began his rise to glory at Atletico Madrid, where he managed to scored 121 goals in 351 games.
The Spaniard then made the switch to England, playing for Liverpool and then Chelsea.
Torres would lift the Champions League, FA Cup and Europa League whilst at Stamford Bridge.
Happy retirement @Torres! Thanks for the memories!
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) 21 June 2019
The 35-year-old also had a brief spell at AC Milan, before returning to Atletico.
This past season has seen Torres plying his trade in Japan, with Sagan Tosu.
However, earlier this week, Torres announced his intention to retire from football.
I have something very important to announce. After 18 exciting years, the time has come to put an end to my football career. Next Sunday, the 23rd at 10:00AM, local time in Japan, I will have a press conference in Tokyo to explain all the details.See you there. pic.twitter.com/WrKnvRTUIu
— Fernando Torres (@Torres) 21 June 2019
Torres names best player he played with
Torres’ last professional match will take place on August 23rd.
My last professional match will be on August 23rd against @visselkobe . It will be very emotional to say good bye to football next to my friends @andresiniesta8 and @Guaje7Villa .
Let’s enjoy this last two months . pic.twitter.com/BTiyWmrZY9
— Fernando Torres (@Torres) 23 June 2019
After such an outstanding career, Torres was asked to pick the best player that he ever played with.
Given the fact that Torres was a part of the Spain side that dominated the international stage between 2008 and 2012, you may have expected him to pick someone from that group of players, such as Andres Iniesta.
However, Torres instead chose Liverpool legend, Steven Gerrard:
“I always say the best player I played with is Steven Gerrard. I found he was the player who completed my game. I think my level got into a different dimension when I was on the pitch with him.
“It was an amazing three-and-a-half years playing alongside Steven and I would love to go back to those days – even for one minute.” As quoted by the Evening Standard.